Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford provides return to training update

PATRICK Bamford has provided another fitness update as the Leeds United striker works his way towards Saturday's Premier League clash against Sheffield United at Elland Road.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 6:15 pm

Bamford started his side's final Premier League game before the March international break at Fulham despite having experienced pain in his hip during the week.

The striker had been forced off in the 35th minute of the previous weekend's goalless draw at home to high-flying Chelsea having become injured when jumping for a challenge with Antonio Rudiger.

Bamford battled on a week later against the Cottagers, despite also appearing injured in the first half, before eventually coming in the 77th minute having bagged a goal and an assist in United's 2-1 victory.

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BACK IN BUSINESS: Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford, left, pictured battling it out with Antonio Rudiger in last month's goalless draw against Chelsea at Elland Road. Photo by Lee Smith - Pool/Getty Images.

The forward then revealed on last week's Official Leeds United Podcast that his exertions had left him "in a right pickle" and struggling to walk for the next two days.

The Whites no 9 went for a scan on the Monday after the clash at Craven Cottage and revealed he had a sore calf but that the issue would be fine.

One week later, United's top scorer has already returned to Whites head coach Marcelo Bielsa's ultra demanding murderball training sessions at Thorp Arch.

Speaking on this week's Official Leeds United Podcast, Bamford was asked if he had any time in the last week and said: "I had a little bit of time off.

"Since the last one I had Sunday off, that was it.

"And then yesterday I was with the physio to make sure I could train thinking it would just be drills and stuff.

"Bang straight in at murderball.

"I'm not going to lie, I was struggling a little bit after!

"I was tired!"

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Thank you Laura Collins